The head, which is hot forged from a single piece of steel, has become an established alpine classic
New shaft's gentle curve just below the head gives greater clearance
Makes anchoring easier on any sort of terrain
The lower straight part of the shaft will penetrate into snow with little effort
Also available with the new Easy Slider
The new hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in snow
Can also support hand in traction
The most advanced axe technology, all in under 500 grams!
Rated 4 out of
If you're looking for 1 axe that does everything very well, this is it.All Ice axes are a blend of compromises. This one blends the strongest possible head/pick (1 piece forged chromoly) with very light weight, without being TOO light, like the Camp Corsa. I've used the straight-shaft version of this axe for years and it's still my #1 overall most-recommended ice axe for general mountaineering. The pick climbs water ice better than most while still being OK for self arrest. Finally, the unique Grivel head design is the most comfortable to use in cane position, period.